Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
you very much, and i look forward to taking your questions. >> thank you very much, mr. brennan. i have five short questions that we traditionally ask. if you would just answer them yes or no. do you agree to appear before the committee from -- excuse me, do you agree to appear before the committee here or other venues when invited? >> yes. >> do you agree to send officials from the cia and designated staff when invited? >> yes. >> do you agree to provide documents or any other materials requested by the committee in order for it to carry out it's oversight and legislative responsibilities? >> yes, all documents that come under my authority for the cia absolutely. >> would you ensure that the cia and it's officials provide such material to the committee when requested in. >> yes. >> do you agree to inform and fully brief, to the fullest extent possible all members of this committee of intelligence activities and covert actions, rather than only the chairman and vice chairman? >> yes, i will endeavor to do that. >> thank you, and we were now going to go into 8 minute rounds, and we'
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
terrorism advisor, john brennan. the senate confirmation hearing is set to get underway tomorrow. at least one democrat said he will ask brennan about the justice department document. part of the lawmakers efforts to, quote, pull out all the stops. that memo first aired by nbc news gives the united states the okay to kill certain american citizens abroad. let me say that again. it gives the united states the authority to kill certain american citizens overseas if they're believed to be senior members of al-qaeda and if capturing the suspects is not an option. no lawyer, no charges, no nothing. catherine herridge is in washington. so how is the white house responding today? >> reporter: well, a short time ago white house spokesman jay carney rejected the controversial program of killing americans would somehow general jeopardize the confirmation of john brennan to head the cia. the white house much sized his vast experience in what they call his significant perspective on the war against al-qaeda. >> to the president believes that the senate should and will confirm john brennan expeditiousl
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
this week with the confirmation hearings for the new cia director john brennan. in this bipartisan letter, they're urging the president to produce these highly classified memos that authorize the targeted killing program. so to quote congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizen is is subject to appropriate limitations and safe guards in a recent interview the aclu said the memos should be reduced, claiming they're in direct conflict with the rule of law. >> so violates the very idea of having a rule of law, and then to have the architect of the whole program get a major promotion and be brought up for cia director. the senate intelligence committee has to have ask some hard questions of mr. brennan. >> those senators said in the letter in a thinly veiled warning if these memos are not provided or there's not good cooperation from the administration they're going to hold or block the nomination of brennan or hagel. >> north korean leaders released a video, set to the tune of wow we are the world." is it anything to worry about? well